Monday, June 29, 2015

The Dirty Old Wedge

We've just returned from a fabulous weekend at Ohana Luau at the Lake, the annual tiki weekender in wonderfully kitschy Lake George, New York, where we served 200 drinks to thirsty attendees in our crawl room! For those who haven't attended a room crawl, basically what happens is folks sign up to serve drinks in their (often elaborately decorated) hotel rooms. It's always a lot of fun and the creativity on display is amazing! We had a beach party/ominous surf theme and the Montreal-based band, The Men In Gray Suits played. So much fun! Here's the recipe for the drink we served (click here to see it larger) and a short video clip of the fun! Can't wait to do it again!

The Dirty Old Wedge Crew

Monday, June 8, 2015


I'm so excited to be participating in Pieathalon this year, in which bloggers make all sorts of pies, from the sublime to the ridiculous! Which type do you think I was assigned? There isn't "kitsch" in our title for nothing! My assignment was to make Swiss Pie With Hot Dogs, because there was a time, not so long ago, when it was believed that hot dogs belonged in everything. In fact, The New Hot Dog Cookbook, from whence my recipe came, was able to find over 250 uses!

This one is a vegetarian's worst nightmare, as it contains five slices of bacon and six hot dogs! It gets its Swiss-ness from the Swiss cheese. The only alteration I made to the recipe was to slightly reduce the amount of cheese involved. As you can probably imagine with that much bacon and cheese, it's pretty good! We'll be freezing this one and consuming it slowly, since it's also a heart attack in a pie plate!

Hooray for Pieathalon! Visit these fabulous blogs to see the rest of the pies!

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Saucy Cherie at <a href=""></a>
Our old friend Dr. Bobb of <a
Bobb's Kitschen</a>
<a href="">Yesterday's
at <a href="">A
Pinch of Vintage</a>
<a href="">Bittersweet
href="">Battenburgbelle</a> Kelli
from <a href="">Kelli's
Erica Retrochef from <a
Recipe Attempts </a>
Taryn from <a href="">Retro
Food For Modern Times</a>
Jenny of <a href="">Silver
Screen Suppers</a>
Clara at <a href="">Heritage
Recipe Box</a>
Poppy of <a href="">Grannie
Pantries</a> (And yeah I really thought at first it
was Grannie Panties and was really excited!)
S. of <a href="">A
Book of Cookrye</a>
RetroRuth from <a href="">Mid-Century

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bon Voyage Party

I love this. There was a time when your nearest and dearest could accompany you to the gate at the airport, with a full compliment of lovely libations...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Vintage Commercials

Vintage commercials are the best! Here are links to a couple that are hilarious! It's odd how little has changed over the years.

Byrrh On The Rocks!

A Visit From The Giant Jar Of Maxwell House!